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Cinephile: Reevaluating Television (9.1)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:54pm
The University of British Columbia, Department of Theatre and FIlm Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
Cinephile 9.1, Reevaluating Television
cinephile.ca

Deadline for draft submissions: March 1, 2013
Since the early 2000s, with the onset of The Sopranos and Sex and the City, serialized television has captured the attention of viewers and scholars alike. The popularity of shows such as Six Feet Under,Lost, The Wire, Deadwood, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Men, Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones suggests that these complex shows are by no means restricted to a specific genre.

The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of "Humanity", Graduate Conf, 5-6 April 2013; Deadline: 15 Jan 2013

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:43pm
Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse Univeristy

Monsters, angels, demons, vampires and cyborgs challenge conventional notions of humanity. The lived experience of many humans also pushes against these norms. Through the investigation of trangressive being(s), this conference will explore what it means to be "human."

We welcome panel and individual paper proposals on topics relating to the boundaries of humanness including, but not limited to discussions of Avatars, Angels, Demons, Cyborgs, Superheroes, Vampires, and Post-human Bodies. We also welcome papers which address Abilities/disabilities, Madness, Genius and Mental Illness, Animality, Hybridity, Race, Gender, Religion and Sexuality.

[UPDATE] CFP - "Catholics and Puritans in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800"

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:23pm
Trinity College Dublin

"Catholics and Puritans in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800"
16-17 September 2013, Trinity College Dublin

This conference, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, builds upon the recent recovery of interest in religion in the early modern trans-Atlantic world. With a focus on Catholics and Puritans, the conference will seek out fresh perspectives on religiously motivated activities and systems of belief, with an emphasis on those activities identified in their contexts as "radical." The organisers invite papers discussing literature and history, and topics may include, but are not limited to:

The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of "Humanity"due January 15th 2013

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 3:25pm
The Religion Graduate Organization at the Religion Department of Syracuse University

The Religion Graduate Organization at the Religion Department of Syracuse University seeks submissions for its graduate student conference:

The Monstrous, the Marginalized, and Transgressive Forms of "Humanity", April 5th and 6th 2013

Monsters, angels, demons, vampires and cyborgs challenge conventional notions of
humanity. The lived experience of many humans also pushes against these norms. Through the investigation of trangressive being(s), this conference will explore what it means to be "human."

Thoreau and American Philosophy - January 1

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 2:53pm
The Thoreau Society

The newly-published volume Thoreau's Significance for American Philosophy (Fordham UP) assembles a wide-range of scholarship to address the question of Thoreau's legacy for the American philosophical tradition. As the editors note, Thoreau, while central to the field of American literature, remains a marginal figure for academic philosophy: "in fact, many members of the academic philosophical community in the United States would be reluctant to classify Thoreau as a philosopher at all." This roundtable discussion will approach the question of Thoreau's complex relation to American philosophy as well as the reasons for his philosophical marginalization.

Update: The Maester's Chain: Essays on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 2:46pm
Susan Johnston and Jes Battis, University of Regina

We have already received some fantastic essay proposals, but are still looking for abstracts in the following areas:

Adaptation
Animals (dire wolves, shape-shifting, animal consciousness)
Artwork
Disability and/or monstrosity
Fan communities and texts
Food and cultures of consumption
Knowledge networks (maesters, ravens, print culture)
Languages (Old Valyrian, Dothraki, Braavosi, and others)
Magic and the supernatural
Race and ethnicity
Religions (monotheism, polytheism, other treatments of the sacred)
Sexualities (reproduction, queerness, eunuchism, prostitution, incest)
Songs and mummery

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The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 1:46pm
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC)

The Third International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2013)
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 8-10, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/dictap2013/
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CFP Oceanide - Journal of the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture (28th December)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:59pm
Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture SELICUP

Oceanide is a peer-reviewed academic journal which aims to highlight and analyse the cultural, economic, historical, political, and literary interaction amongst the communities that make up the old and new Europe. It is our main purpose to become an international forum for scholars who would like to eagerly compare, vertebrate and analyse in the field of
Popular Culture, what has been considered exclusivity for journals in Comparative literature or Reception studies.

Call for Papers

Questioning Digital Activism

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 12:05pm
Currents in Electronic Literacy

Call for Papers: "Questioning Digital Activism"

Deadline: January 17, 2013

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY & THE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (June 21-22, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:10am
MFA Program, Manhattanville College

Keynote Speakers:

• Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics

• Joy James, editor of The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings

• Poets from the workshops with Domestic Workers United (DWU, New York) and Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW, London)

East/West: European Cinema after the Berlin Wall

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Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:45pm
Michael Gott

Proposals are currently being considered for an international collection on cinematic exchanges between East and West in a 're-centered' Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Proposals should be 600 words plus a working bibliography/filmography, submitted to both editors, Michael Gott (gottml@ucmail.uc.edu) and Todd Herzog, (herzoghr@ucmail.uc.edu). Deadline for proposals is January 14, 2013.

Framing the Furry Paradigm: Fandom Divergences and the Creation of Community

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Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:58pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

The Fan Theory Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association seeks proposals on the furry fandom. The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. The aim of this special-interest panel is to examine furries from the fan studies perspective and welcomes topics on the following areas such as these:

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